Francis Joseph Hannon, 63, died at his residence March 17, 2010.

He was born Dec. 5, 1946, in Newton, Mass., a son of Patrick and Agnes (Walsh) Hannon. Frank graduated from Boston College in 1968, served in the Navy from 1968 through 1971, and then received a master’s degree from Duke University in 1973.

He moved to Belfast with his family in 1978 to become the executive director of Waldo County General Hospital, a position in which he served through 1983. From 1983 through 1995 he was president of Affiliated Healthcare Systems in Bangor, followed by private consulting with Healthcare Business Development.

In 1997, he returned to his beloved Belfast, where he served as director of operations at Waldo County General Hospital and executive director of Penobscot Shores Retirement Community until his retirement in 2008.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Patricia Hannon; and a brother, John Hannon.

He is survived by his children, Brian Hannon, Mark Hannon and his wife, Samantha Briggs Hannon, and Jay Hannon and his wife, Jenni McKee Hannon; a brother, Thomas Hannon, and his wife, Kathy; a sister-in-law, April Hannon; a granddaughter, Lila Beatrix Hannon; a niece, Cindy Hannon; and a nephew, Shaun Hannon, and his wife, Kathy, and their two daughters.

Frank enjoyed the company of family and his many friends, reading, travel, history, writing poetry, and was a lifelong fan of the Red Sox and Boston College.

Informal memorials will be held Wednesday, April 14, between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Lookout Pub, 34 Front St., Belfast, and Thursday, April 15, at 4 p.m. at the Hannon family plot in Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St., Newton, Mass., with a gathering to follow. All are invited to join the family in saying goodbye to a dear friend.

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